Volunteering in our local communities is something that is encouraged at MWH Treatment, so it is always nice to see when our employees take time out to get involved. 10 employees from advance, our joint venture working for United Utilities, volunteered to help support the Wildlife Trust at Moston fairway in Manchester to help raise awareness of the nature reserve within the local area.
The work that the Wildlife Trust does is centered on improving the area for both residents and wildlife. For the project at Moston Fairway, there is a specific focus on increasing the local bat population. The volunteers assist in this effort by creating new footpaths along the fairway to make them more accessible to walkers. They also installed 12 marker posts along the footpath and cleared hedges and shrubbery. The new footpath created helps steer walkers away from the bats along the fairway by making them aware of their presence.
It was a fantastic day out for the team, helping build working relationships as well as spurring some healthy competition as groups competed to clear more of the footpath than others. It provided a great chance for the volunteers to get to know each other, while also being a way to give back to the community.
“The team who volunteered are an excellent example of the work of our employees do. We are always looking for opportunities to help out in the community and assisting the Wildlife Trust allowed us to do this, it was also an effective team building event with everyone who took part saying they really enjoyed the day. Well done to the volunteers,” said advance Framework Manager Aidan Spillane.
This is an excellent example of the work MWH Treatment encourages throughout the company, and advance is looking at continuing this great work by holding volunteer days like this in the future. Well done to everyone who volunteered!